An Arizona couple accused of leaving their child home alone shortly before Christmas have both pleaded guilty.
Arizona deputies were called to the family's home for a welfare check on Dec. 12, 2021. They found an 11-year-old child home alone.
Investigators say they learned the mother Melissa Louise Green left the home shortly before Thanksgiving to go out of state. The child's father, Bobby Jo Green, left shortly afterward.
Authorities were told that the child ate frozen food and had skipped school for two weeks.
Both pleaded guilty last month.
They are facing probation and fines and must comply with Department of Child Safety directives moving ward.
Their sentencing is scheduled on Friday, April 29 in the Cochise County Superior Court.
This story was originally published by Martha Serda of KGUN in Tucson, Arizona.